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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

World’s first Angus calf genetically engineered to withstand high temperatures

World’s first Angus calf genetically engineered to withstand high temperatures: Minnesota-based biotech company Recombinetics genetically engineered an Angus cow in Brazil to allow it to withstand the country’s high summer temperatures. In the South American country, where demand for US-produced Angus beef is high, meat quality is affected during warmer weather, when the thick-skinned cows refuse food, Recombinetics Chief Science Officer Tad Sonstegard tells Wall Street Journal. Thanks to Recombinetics’ technology, “gene-edited beef could be coming to dinner plates around the globe” (watch, runtime: 9:17).

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